Frustrated with Amazon (they took a month to post the photo of my book cover, The Love That Moves Me, then they listed the new book as "temporarily out of stock" for a month), I said to my husband, "If I were Toni Morrison, I wouldn't be having these problems with Amazon."
My husband, a practical math guy, responded calmly, "Toni Morrison has had other problems."
Well that puts things in perspective! Damn straight Lou!
Still, the Amazon situation is irritating. My wonderful publisher at Black Widow Press says that Amazon's system is "dumb" and relies on a predicability model, using last year's numbers.
There's one very good way to combat this problem: order The Love That Moves Me from Red Room! That way you're helping me and Red Room, our community of writers. Or you can order directly from Black Widow Press, and have the new poetry book in a heartbeat!
It's love poetry, meant to seduce, so let me know if you get lucky! There's even a woodcut image of Pele's sister Kapo's detachable vagina. Really. If you're squeamish about such things, don't worry. It's tasteful--not a pop-up book!
Causes Marilyn Kallet Supports
Southern Poverty Law Center, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, ACLU, Amnesty International, Save Darfur.